Food shorts: Salted egg snacks, ramen, winning cocktails


Posted at Oct 04 2017 09:10 PM

MANILA - Check out some of the latest products, events and news about the local food scene. 

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1. Singapore salted egg yolk snacks now in PH

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Golden Duck's salted egg yolk snacks are now available in the Philippines, with its main store located at the U.P. Town Center in Quezon City. 

Golden Duck is best known for its Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk Potato Crisps and Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Crisps. 

“The brand is fast approaching its million-bag mark and we have seen extremely favorable reviews by Filipinos who seem to connect with the salted egg flavor very readily,” said Jonathan Shen, founder and business development director of SEYC Singapore who manufactures The Golden Duck. 

“We hope that with this new first step into the Philippines, the brand would grow greater wings and we hope to develop more delightful Asian-inspired snacks to continue our brand journey with this vibrant city of Asia,” he added.

Additional locations selling this salted egg snack include The Podium, Alabang Town Center, and all S&R stores nationwide.


2. Ramen Santouka opens at UP Town Center

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Hokkaido Ramen Santouka brings its ramen recipe to Quezon City with the opening of its 11th branch at the U.P. Town Center.

The opening of the new branch features special discounts. Every Friday until October 13, students can enjoy 20% discount on Santouka’s new offerings, the fried chicken tsukemen and tonkatsu tsukemen upon presentation, of a valid student ID. They may
also treat themselves with the buy one, get 30% off on second order of a regular takoyaki or cheese takoyaki promo.

Currently, the soft shell crab salad and sushi, regular takoyaki, cheese takoyaki, fried chicken tsukemen and tonkatsu tsukemen are only available at the U.P. Town Center branch.


3. Marquis Events Place holds exclusive preview

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Media guests got a special preview of Marquis Events Place’s service, facilities and ambiance as they explored its themed spaces, action stations, and the different function and event rooms. 

Marquis was designed with an origami-inspired architectural and interior design. The event space is adaptable to fit crowds from 50 to 1,500. It is situated at the heart of Bonifacio Global City.


4. Buy 1, get 1 treats at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel

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Take your family and loved ones to a pizza blowout at the hotel. Every Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of October from 11:30 a.m. onwards at Seasons and Patisserie, guests who buy one whole pizza can get the second one for free for only P500.

There is also the Last Man Standing promo om draft beers in all dining outlets daily from 2-11 p.m. 

Meanwhile, celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Patisserie’s mooncake selection in classic, red lotus, white lotus, and red vean flavors. 

Patisserie has also prepared an Oktoberfest meal featuring a glass of cold beer and a platter of homemade sausage with sauerkraut. At Seasons, pair your beer with BBQ baby back ribs with fries and coleslaw.


5. New dishes at Buffalo Wild Wings

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This go-to place for wings, beer and sports has launched new dishes like the creamy Jack Cheese Soup, a hearty and comforting soup with tortilla chips and the Buffalo Penne Pasta tossed in cheese sauce then drizzled with its signature spicy garlic sauce.

For mains, there's the Grilled Chipotle Salmon with a special chipotle kick served with dirty rice and pineapple-mango salsa; and the new Country Fried Chicken, chicken breasts that are dredged in buttermilk brine that makes them really moist with a golden, crunchy coating. 

For a no-frills lunch or dinner, order the new Country Fried Steak (in photo), featuring deep-fried breaded tender beef. 

Buffalo Wild Wings has branches at Estancia Mall, Glorietta 2, Uptown Mall BGC, S Maison Mall at Conrad Manila, and Vista Mall Sta. Rosa.


6. Don Papa hosts first cocktail competition in PH

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After holding cocktail competitions in the UK, Netherlands and Denmark, Don Papa Rum has brought the contestants to the Philippines. 

The competition at Downtown & Halstead featured 13 of the
best entries from bartenders across the nation and the best four were chosen as the champions. 

Kathrin Osmillo of Oto charmed the judges with her story and presentation flair of the “La Fuerza” cocktail (in photo). John Robert Lorenzo of Samba at Shangri-La at the Fort impressed the panel with his cocktail named “Corazon.” Abigael Quilal-lan of ABV showed her passion for cocktails with a poetry inspired creation called “Road Less Traveled.” The final champion, Maxniel Seruelo, hails from Prisma Boracay and showed everyone his entry “Audaz Filipinos.”


7. Berocca introduces new brand ambassadors

(From left) Nico Bolzico, Daniel Marsh, Kryz Uy, Gretchen Ho, Richard Juan. Handout photo

Berocca has a new campaign and to effectively bring its message across, Berocca launched #BigDay at the Eastwood Open Park, welcoming five new brand ambassadors -- model and vlogger Richard Juan, vlogger Daniel Marsh, fashion blogger Kryz Uy, host Gretchen Ho, and entrepreneur Nico Bolzico.

During the launch, three campaign videos were aired for the first time, featuring the ambassadors tackling diverse challenges to test how they will react and adapt. You can check out the Berocca #BigDay Challenge videos on the Berocca Facebook and YouTube pages.


8. Beat stress with Vitamin C

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Stress tolerance is different from person to person and only you can gauge how much stress is “too much.” But all of us can do several things to improve our ability to handle stress, like regualr exercise, eatung a healthy and balanced diet, and getting adequate sleep.

You can also drink Vitamin C supplements like Bewell-C since Vitamin C is a stress buster. It allows the body to quickly clear out cortisol, a stress hormone that increases sugars in the blood stream. Vitamin C helps regulate cortisol and prevents the blood pressure from spiking up in response to stressful situations.